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You have downloaded the 'source-code' for a dictionary. I'm going to advise getting a dictionary-extension instead. It is so much easier, and you do not need to be concerned about the location. However, if you insist on searching, dictionaries have a '.dic' suffix.

1. Information on installing an extra dictionary:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/General/101
2. Official HowTo (PDF):
3. Get the dictionary:
http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center?getCategories=Dictionary
4. Check the Extension suffix:
Save the files somewhere memorable.
Extensions have an '.oxt' suffix. Make sure that you can see this suffix from a file explorer, and change the Explorer properties if not (else suffer grief later).
5. Open LO/OO & go:
Menu:-Tools | Extension Manager...

6. In the Dialog click Add...

7. In the File Browser that opens navigate to your dictionary files

8. Select & click Open
9. The dialogs can now vary. If that extension is already installed, you are asked OK (replace it) or Cancel

10. Only for you|For all users|Cancel ?

11. There may be a license agreement (the Scroll Down button lets the Accept button become active)

12. It should now be within the Extension Manager dialog

Hooray!
13. Press OK etc. until at main screen, then close LO/OO and (if necessary) the Quickstarter (MSCONFIG is useful for that for Windows).
Restart LO/OO & all should be revealed.

That is ever so much quicker, and easier, to do than to write.

You have downloaded the 'source-code' for a dictionary. I'm going to advise getting a dictionary-extension instead. It is so much easier, and you do not need to be concerned about the location. However, if you insist on searching, dictionaries have a '.dic' suffix.

1. Information on installing an extra dictionary:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/General/101
2. Official HowTo (PDF):
3. Get the dictionary:
http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center?getCategories=Dictionary
4. Check the Extension suffix:
Save the files somewhere memorable.
Extensions have an '.oxt' suffix. Make sure that you can see this suffix from a file explorer, and change the Explorer properties if not (else suffer grief later).
5. Open LO/OO & go:
Menu:-Tools | Extension Manager...

6. In the Dialog click Add...

7. In the File Browser that opens navigate to your dictionary files

8. Select & click Open
9. The dialogs can now vary. If that extension is already installed, you are asked OK (replace it) or Cancel

10. Only for you|For all users|Cancel ?

11. There may be a license agreement (the Scroll Down button lets the Accept button become active)

12. It should now be within the Extension Manager dialog

Hooray!
13. Press OK etc. Close until at main screen, then close LO/OO and (if necessary) the Quickstarter (MSCONFIG is useful for that for Windows).
Restart LO/OO & all should be revealed.

That is ever so much quicker, and easier, to do than to write.

You have downloaded the 'source-code' for a dictionary. I'm going to advise getting you to get a dictionary-extension instead. It is so much easier, and you do not need to be concerned about the location. However, if you insist on searching, dictionaries have a '.dic' suffix.

The following are OXT files. As long as your OS has it's App-directory correctly installed & updated [intentional xref] you should be able to d/click on the oxt-file & have LO/OO launched ready at the Extension Manager dialog [steps 9-12]. However, none of this paragraph negates the steps below, as it always helps to know the full, manual process.

The original Response:

1. Information on installing an extra dictionary:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/General/101
2. Official HowTo (PDF):
3. Get the dictionary:
http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center?getCategories=Dictionary
4. Check the Extension suffix:
Save the files somewhere memorable.
Extensions have an '.oxt' suffix. Make sure that you can see this suffix from a file explorer, and change the Explorer properties if not (else suffer grief later).
5. Open LO/OO & go:
Menu:-Tools | Extension Manager...

6. In the Dialog click Add...

7. In the File Browser that opens navigate to your dictionary files

8. Select & click Open
9. The dialogs can now vary. If that extension is already installed, you are asked OK (replace it) or Cancel

10. Only for you|For all users|Cancel ?

11. There may be a license agreement (the Scroll Down button lets the Accept button become active)

12. It should now be within the Extension Manager dialog

Hooray!
13. Press Close until at main screen, then close LO/OO and (if necessary) the Quickstarter (MSCONFIG is useful for that for Windows).
Restart LO/OO & all should be revealed.

That is ever so much quicker, and easier, to do than for me to write.